Root HDMI out? Can root give this?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by serpa4, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. serpa4

    serpa4 Well-Known Member
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    I'd like HDMI out for movies on my phone. I heard you cannot do anything but movies shot with the camera vs. my movies I loaded onto the memory card. I haven't tried yet since I heard it wasn't possible stock.
     

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  2. krichek

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    You can already do it. The only thing you can't do is stream web content (like youtube) or output the movies from the blockbuster app. Otherwise if your videos can be played by the default player you're fine.
     
  3. maddog76

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    Hopefully someone can fix this. I would love to hook up the HDMI to my TV and play some super nintendo.
     
  4. shaundizzle

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    man i was looking forward to getting a droid x and streaming movies via hdmi.

    oh well im hoping someone can fix this via root. i wish i had the knowledge on how to do these things
     
  5. krichek

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    Scroll up, did you miss my comment? You CAN output your videos to your TV through HDMI so long as it will play in the native player...

    Copy some movies from your computer, create your own, whatever. So long as they play in the native player they will play through HDMI...
     
  6. shaundizzle

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    Yes I read what you said.

    I'm hoping for hdmi out to be able to display YouTube and blockbuster
     
  7. chrlswltrs

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    Yeah it would be awesome just to be able to display anything on the droid x screen on a tv through hdmi. Emulators + wii mote + hdmi out = awesome. You tube would be great also.
     
  8. serpa4

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    Wonder if root will allow 3rd party apps to do hdmi out vs native player. Hope that a new rom isn't required.
     
  9. Jbart15

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    So you're saying no luck for sling player on hdmi out
     
  10. chrlswltrs

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    I hope it can because I am buying a sling box and the app in a month. Can anyone confirm if it does or doesn't work?
     
  11. dimitri407

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    What is the point of having the Blockbuster app on our DX if you can't stream it with HDMI Out. Come on. That's just BS.
     
  12. newtype06

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    That is pretty gay. I wanna play emulators on my TV.....
     
  13. krichek

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    It's Blockbuster, what did you expect? These guys are facing bankruptcy and still don't get it! Hopefully the Netflix app when it hits will do HDMI out.
     
  14. syntrix

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    Any tips on getting hdmi to work when playing videos though the native player?

    I can't even get my tv to recognize the HDMI input as active.
     
  15. scott6003

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    I will pick up a hdmi out cable tomorrow and test it with my slingbox/player
     
  16. serpa4

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    Using rockplayer I can play my stored flv files, but how sad that hdmi out is only for the native player! Anyone know if it takes a 3rd party app to support hdmi our, root, or new rom?
     
  17. Old Man

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    The Droid X has a screen an audio system of its own, thus it already provides support for personal viewing. The HDMI output is effectively adding a second playback device and since the HDMI output is a digital signal that likely gets into all sorts of Digital Rights Management and HDCP issues. So there may be two aspects involved in getting some of the sources noted at the HDMI output, one being whether the DX hardware can support HDMI out for HDCP protected media and the other being if there are legal rights management issues regarding what can be available at the HDMI output. I don't think that these aspects would be addressed by Motorola or any of the content providers, or necessarily legally by anybody, at least without additional expense and/or fees.

    And to be clear, I am not trying to take a stance on copyright, HDCP or digital rights management, just pointing out that these are likely a factor in what can be displayed on the Droid X HDMI output.
     
  18. xdroid

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    You actually have to start PLAYING the video in order for your TV to recognize any incoming signal. It's absolutely ******ed. I have to stare at a blue screen on my HDTV until I actually press play on the phone.

    I see absolutely no reason why the HDMI cannot work just like you would expect any video out to work from a netbook or laptop or heck, even a regular video recorder.

    It is absolutely absurd to me how they implemented this. I just got the HDMI cable yesterday and shame on me for assuming that it would work like I expected. It's bad enough for me to return the cable or bad enough to make me want to root the device for the sole purpose of making HDMI work properly (if root can even do anything for it).
     
  19. syntrix

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    I figured it out eventually. Basically auto-sensing tv's may not switch or show equipment (the x) on the port.

    So I had to put it into an active port, then launch the video. Wonder if this is different if you are plugged into a power adapter.
     
  20. Piiman

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    In other words it can't have DRM protected movies.
     
  21. Piiman

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    Working properly and working the way you want it to are two different things:rolleyes:
     
  22. mmarti16

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    off topic - if you are using .avi or any other file type which a ps3 or xbox will support you can use the dlna server to stream.
     
  23. sodaboy581

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    The funny thing about this is that it SHOULD be allowing DRM protected movies over HDMI.

    One of the big things about HDMI is it's ability to create a secure digital connection (HDCP) to output copy protected stuff.

    DRM protected content like Blockbuster and YouTube should be allowed over HDMI with no issue, unless an HDCP link cannot be established between your TV and the phone.
     
  24. pattherat

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    there is another post on here that says you can play blockbuster movies on your tv through a dvr. supposedly on page 21 of the manual.

    edit -
    nevermind the section reads:

    Blockbuster On Demand is a service that allows you to
    purchase or rent and download video assets from your
    mobile phone. After purchase or rental, you can play
    back the content on your mobile phone or on PCs or
    TVs that are connected to a TiVo​
     
  25. Old Man

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    Has anyone seen anything saying the HDMI output is implementing HDCP? The fact that people are saying their TVs won't recognize the Droid X until it is playing seems to indicate that there is no 'handshaking' happening that would occur on connection if HDCP was involved.
     

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